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March 29 -- The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment invites public comment by May 28, 2021 on the renewal of authority to disseminate the Industrial Capabilities Questionnaire.
The information collection requirement is necessary to provide the adequate industrial capability analyses to indicate a diverse, healthy, and competitive industrial base capable of meeting Department demands. Additionally, the information is required to perform the industrial assessments required by Chapter 148, section 2502 of Title 10 of the U.S. Code; and to support development of a defense industrial base information system as required by Section 722 of the 1992 Defense Production Act, as amended, and Section 802 of Executive Order 12919. Industrial Capabilities Questionnaire DD Form 2737 records pertinent information needed to conduct industrial base analysis for senior DoD leadership to ensure a robust defense industrial base.
This collection’s respondents are companies identified by the DoD industrial base community, through various assessment or inquiries by senior leadership, as being of interest. The points of contact will vary from company to company dependent upon how each company addresses government relations. DOD does not propose any changes to the questionnaire. In 2018, DOD estimated that 12,800 companies would complete the survey each year.
Industrial Assessments, Office of Industrial Policy: https://www.businessdefense.gov/Industrial-Assessments/
Industrial Capabilities Questionnaire: https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewIC?ref_nbr=201805-0704-001&icID=5430
FR notice inviting public comments: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/03/29/2021-06431/proposed-collection-comment-request
Supporting statement: https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/DownloadDocument?objectID=82991001
Point of contact: Keith Arscott, Director, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition and Sustainment) Keith.j.arscott.civ@mail.mil 703-509-2536

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